I grew up with a dachshund named Guava and I loved her so much! My parents got her as a wedding present from a friend of my Mom's. My mom was young (just turned 19!) and she went to the mall with her friends who decided they wanted to give her a dachshund as a wedding gift. So they ended up contacting a breeder and gave her Guava! I haven't had a chance to pull out my parents' photo albums to find some pictures of her, but I loved drawing wonderful pictures of her when I was a kid, as you can see! (don't mind the baby apparently crawling behind me as I'm walking her, haha!!)
I am not the only one who loves dachshunds, as my parents have 2 right now, Snickers and Snoopy. They also have a lab named Kaboo.
My cousin has two dachshunds who are actually littermates of Snoopy's, Franklin and Linus. Here they are along with my 2 and my mom's 2!
My mom grew up with lots of dachshunds too, and had 3 when she was a kid. Here she is with a neighbor's dachshund when she was little.
So yup, we are a dachshund family. But we aren't the only ones. Apparently Princess Diana liked them. Here she is with an English cream piebald colored dachshund (they come in lots of colors!).
I'm pretty sure this pic is photoshopped, but I like to think it's real and assume that old Abe had a dachshund too.
Lots of other people have dachshunds, too-- Just check out Pinterest. Here are a few more just to prove my point: Picasso, Einstein (!!!), the family from Bewitched (ahh I love that show!), and even the Fergie Ferg.
Dachshunds even save lives. Read this story about a dachshund in Scotland who saved his owner's life from a bear!! Dachshunds are awesome and I am dachshund crazy! If you are ever considering getting a dachshund and have any questions, definitely feel free to ask me!